Sexually transmitted diseases in a population of intravenous drug users: association with seropositivity to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

@article{Nelson1991SexuallyTD,
  title={Sexually transmitted diseases in a population of intravenous drug users: association with seropositivity to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).},
  author={Kenrad E. Nelson and David Vlahov and Silvia E Cohn and M Odunmbaku and Andrew Lindsay and J C Antohony and Edward W. Hook},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={164 3},
  pages={457-63}
}
The association between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositivity and a history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), evidence of STDs on physical examination, and sexual and drug use practices was studied in a population of 2921 intravenous drug users (IVDUs) in Baltimore during 1988 and 1989. Overall, 24.1% were HIV-seropositive at baseline, and 60% reported a history of an STD. A significant association was found between HIV seropositivity and a history of syphilis (P = .04); both… CONTINUE READING